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Can myofacial dental pain/throbbing post root canal be due to old spinal injury? Q. Having more dental work done now. Will happen with fillings?

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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

The nerves to your teeth come from the trigeminal ganglion inside the skull, not from spinal nerves.
That stated, some people with chronic pain on chronic opioids are more sensitive to pain coming from an acute new event than someone not on opioids. This is called opioid induced hyperalgesia.

In brief: No

The nerves to your teeth come from the trigeminal ganglion inside the skull, not from spinal nerves.
That stated, some people with chronic pain on chronic opioids are more sensitive to pain coming from an acute new event than someone not on opioids. This is called opioid induced hyperalgesia.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Too convoluted

Basically no. But.
Depending on if you have a nerve damage sensitisation going on in the head and neck areas, it can make you more at risk for other neurogenic pain from procedures in that region. That would not be considered "myofascial" (soft-tissue), but more nerve involved.

In brief: Too convoluted

Basically no. But.
Depending on if you have a nerve damage sensitisation going on in the head and neck areas, it can make you more at risk for other neurogenic pain from procedures in that region. That would not be considered "myofascial" (soft-tissue), but more nerve involved.
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
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Dr. K.C. Brewington
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Negative

Highly unlikely. These are almost assuredly unrelated events.

In brief: Negative

Highly unlikely. These are almost assuredly unrelated events.
Dr. K.C. Brewington
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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Myofacial pain in the area around the jaw it not likely related to injury of the spine.

In brief: No

Myofacial pain in the area around the jaw it not likely related to injury of the spine.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No. But

Dental pain post root canal not due to old spinal injury.
Your tooth after root canal should not be throbbing badly. Contact dentist who did root canal. Alternately, myofascial pain of the head, neck and shoulder CAN be related to old upper spinal injury. See orofacial-TMJ expert about head and neck myofascial pain.

In brief: No. But

Dental pain post root canal not due to old spinal injury.
Your tooth after root canal should not be throbbing badly. Contact dentist who did root canal. Alternately, myofascial pain of the head, neck and shoulder CAN be related to old upper spinal injury. See orofacial-TMJ expert about head and neck myofascial pain.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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